Greatresponder.com on August 30, 2012 : Airtel Communication is going to offer Microsoft Office 365 service to small and medium size businesses in India. This service would be provided to these businesses in partnership with Savvis web hosting company in India. This news surfaced on Tuesday August 30, 2012 through multiple reports on the arena of electronic and web media. This is very important to note that Airtel telecommunication has partnered with web hosting and cloud hosting partners few months back; Savvis web hosting is one of them.
As per different reports the services of MS Office 365 would be provided to the small and medium size businesses through the DSL services provided by Airtel Company. There are many plans that are being worked out for this service; but they were still not available to media.
The web hosting and cloud hosting market of India is in early stages of growth and there is huge potential for web hosting and related services. Many companies are getting attracted to this vast market; among such companies, GoDaady, HostGator and many others are few to name.
In a statement Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel for India & South Asia region said, “We are delighted to partner with Microsoft to address the growing ICT needs of the SMB segment. The partnership will allow us to become a virtual CIO for our SMB customers. According to industry estimates there is a growing affinity towards technology adoption in this segment and their IT spending is surging at a rate of 15 percent per year. SMB segment has shown a high adoption of Cloud computing especially SaaS – which contributes more than 50 percent to the overall cloud market. With our superior network experience and Microsoft’s dependable technology suite we will be able to offer cost effective and secure cloud services in a high growth SaaS market.”
It should be also noted that Airtel has partnered with HP for cloud hosting services too.
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